Bünting, Heinrich: Die Eigentliche und Warhafftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Very unique woodcutted world map, with several interesting details. Heinrich Bünting (1545 - 1606) was a Protesta. He is best known for his book of woodcut maps titled Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel book through Holy Scripture) included this world map, first published in 1581. The book provided the most completed geographic summary, and describe Holy land following the trips of famous people of Old and New Testaments.Published : Magdeburg, German cca 1581? Size: 30,8x37,8 cm / 27,3x36,8 cm without writings. Condition: VG - Very good. Page numbers on the Verso: 7 and 10, with german language text. Shirley #143 Very rare map. The most interesting on this map, in the right hand corner the mapmaker has shown a landmass labeled. Which is remarkably similar to the west coast of Australia and in the correct relative position. The history behind the European discovery of Australia is shrouded in doubt, and this map may be prove it, that portugal seaman would discover the island 25 yeas earlier than the famous dutch sailor Willem Janzoon, who port Cape York in 1606.
In Europe one can detect a hint of Bunting's famous depiction of the continent as a queen. Africa presents a clear conception of a Ptolemaic Nile, along with the Mountains of the Moon. In the left hand corner we see an emerging America. Please view the detailed photo(s) below carefully.If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps".
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